|Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive - TED.com|
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7 hour train journey, an 18 hour fishing expedition and a 5.5 day ferry voyage from Oslo to Tunisia. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TEDxArendal; 2014
|Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery - TED.com|
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; global issues; photography; tedx; TEDxMaui; 2012
|Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic - TED.com|
Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries "first and worst," with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch; TED; Talks; business; communication; global issues; green; plastic; poverty; science; tedx; 2010
|Brenda Brathwaite: Gaming for understanding - TED.com|
It's never easy to get across the magnitude of complex tragedies -- so when Brenda Brathwite's daughter came home from school asking about slavery, she did what she does for a living -- she designed a game. At TEDxPhoenix she describes the surprising effectiveness of this game, and others, in helping the player really understand the story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; gaming; global issues; history; social change; tedx; TEDxPhoenix; 2011
|Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence - TED.com|
In this passionate talk that's already caused a sensation in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas, son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, confronts the current climate of violence in Mexico -- or rather, how Mexican society responds to it. He calls on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; community; crime; global issues; peace; social change; tedx; violence; TEDxSanMigueldeAllende; 2010
|Raghava KK: What’s your 200-year plan? - TED.com|
You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; entertainment; life; social media; storytelling; technology; tedx; web; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence - TED.com|
This talk begins with a personal story of sexual violence that may be difficult to listen to. But that’s the point, says citizen journalist Meera Vijayann: Speaking out on tough, taboo topics is the spark for change. Vijayann uses digital media to speak honestly about her experience of gender violence in her home country of India -- and calls on others to speak out too.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; activism; gender; media; violence; women; TEDxHousesOfParliament; 2014
|Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying - TED.com|
We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care -- and suggests two questions for starting the conversation.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; death; global issues; health; health care; tedx; TEDxNewy; 2011
|Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there -- get ready - TED.com|
SETI researcher Seth Shostak bets that we will find extraterrestrial life in the next twenty-four years, or he'll buy you a cup of coffee. At TEDxSanJoseCA, he explains why new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough so likely -- and forecasts how the discovery of civilizations far more advanced than ours might affect us here on Earth.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; astronomy; life; science; technology; tedx; TEDxSanJoseCA; 2012
|Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human - TED.com|
The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we're forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he's learned from working with robo
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; art; robots; science; social media; tedx; TEDxBerkeley; 2012
|Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel - TED.com|
You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; entertainment; green; hack; humor; materials; simplicity; tedx; TEDxConcordiaUPortland; 2012
|David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates - TED.com|
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; death; global issues; law; politics; prison; storytelling; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Bart Knols: Kill mosquitos, end malaria - TED.com|
We can use a mosquito's own instincts against her. At TEDxMaastricht speaker Bart Knols demos the imaginative solutions his team is developing to fight malaria -- including limburger cheese and a deadly pi
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; health; insects; medicine; tedx; TEDxMaastricht; 2012
|Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others - TED.com|
Why do some people struggle more than others to keep off the pounds? Social psychologist Emily Balcetis shows research that addresses one of the many factors: Vision. In an informative talk, she shows how when it comes to fitness, some people quite literally see the world differently from others — and offers a surprisingly simple solution to overcome these differences.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; decision-making; health; mind; psychology; TEDxNewYork; 2014
|Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism - TED.com|
Early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can improve the lives of everyone affected, but the complex network of causes make it incredibly difficult to predict. At TEDxPeachtree, Ami Klin describes a new early detection method that uses eye-tracking technologies to gauge babies' social engagement skills and reliably measure their risk of developing autism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; cognitive science; mental health; psychology; science; tedx; TEDxPeachtree; 2011
|Todd Humphreys: How to fool a GPS - TED.com|
Todd Humphreys forecasts the near-future of geolocation when millimeter-accurate GPS "dots" will enable you to find pin-point locations, index-search your physical possessions ... or to track people without their knowledge. And the response to the sinister side of this technology may have unintended consequences of its own. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; hack; security; technology; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home - TED.com|
Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASAJPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time. (Filmed at TEDxSanDiego.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; demo; exploration; science; software; space; technology; tedx; TEDxSanDiego; 2011
|Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get - TED.com|
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; business; gender; leadership; men; women; women in business; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2013
|Colin Grant: The son of a difficult father - TED.com|
Colin Grant has spent a lifetime navigating the emotional landscape between his father’s world and his own. Born in England to Jamaican parents, Grant draws on stories of shared experience within his immigrant community -- and reflects on how he found forgiveness for a father who rejected him.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; children; culture; history; identity; parenting; society; storytelling; TEDxBrighton; 2012
|Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out - TED.com|
Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models -- so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; entertainment; fashion; feminism; tedx; youth; TEDxTeen; 2012
|Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate! - TED.com|
The last thing Rodney Mullen, the godfather of street skating, wanted were competitive victories. In this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community and how the unique environments it plays in drive the creation of new tricks -- fostering prolific ingenuity purely for passion's sake. (Filmed at TEDxUSC.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; collaboration; innovation; open-source; skateboarding; tedx; TEDxUSC; 2012
|Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief - TED.com|
Michael McDaniel designed housing for disaster relief zones -- inexpensive, easy to transport, even beautiful – but found that no one was willing to build it. Persistent and obsessed, he decided to go it alone. At TEDxAustin, McDaniel show us his Exo Reaction Housing Solution and shares how he's dedicating his free time to working with suppliers and manufacturers to prepare for the next natural disast
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; design; disaster relief; global issues; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence - TED.com|
In this passionate talk from TEDxSanMigueldeAllende that's already caused a sensation in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas, son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, confronts the current climate of violence in Mexico -- or rather, how Mexican society responds to it. He calls on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSanMigueldeAllende; TED; Talks; community; crime; global issues; peace; social change; tedx; violence; 2011
|Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation - TED.com|
Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas, too. (Filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; business; global issues; innovation; tedx; TEDxLondonBusinessSchool; 2012
|LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda - TED.com|
In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." (Filmed at TEDxGrandRapids.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; humor; inequality; love; politics; relationships; sex; social change; tedx; TEDxGrandRapids; 2012
|Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city - TED.com|
How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; cities; design; future; technology; tedx; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media - TED.com|
How do you tell women’s stories? Ask women to tell them. At TEDxABQ, Megan Kamerick shows how the news media underrepresents women as reporters and news sources, and because of that tells an incomplete story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; journalism; media; tedx; women; TEDxABQ; 2011
|David MacKay: A reality check on renewables - TED.com|
How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk from TEDxWarwick, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; alternative energy; climate change; data; global issues; math; sustainability; tedx; TEDxWarwick; 2012
|Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth - TED.com|
A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. At TEDxTC Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin "terraculture" -- farming for the whole planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; agriculture; environment; global issues; tedx; TEDxTC; 2010
|Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence - TED.com|
How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need -- as nations and individuals -- to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela -- and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; activism; global issues; peace; tedx; violence; war; TEDxExeter; 2012